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Virtual, Inc. Announces Initial 2012 Webinar:Tips on Starting an Association or Consortium Off on the Right Foot

Leading Association Management Company Kicks Off Its 2012 Webcast Series

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – Feb. 1, 2012 ‒ Virtual, Inc., a technology-focused association management company, today announced the date of its initial 2012 webinar as part of the company’s ongoing webcast series on a variety of association management-related topics.

Who: Virtual, Inc., in conjunction with Gesmer Updegrove LLP

What: Is conducting a webinar: Right from the Start ‒ Tips on Starting an Association or Consortium Off on the Right Foot

When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, Noon-1 p.m. (Eastern)

Where: Register online at:

Why: Starting a new industry association or consortium is a complex endeavor, especially in the critical first few months. For those who are starting – or planning on starting – these types of organizations, this webinar will provide valuable advice on how to get such groups off the ground and drive them forward. Join our experts as they share their real-world experiences and best practices so you can be on the road to success.

Those who participate in this webinar will:

Learn how to structure membership classes to ensure you get the members needed
Find out how to craft and fund a budget
Explore the connection between budget and dues
Get advice on recruiting your all-important Founding Members
Learn the importance of carefully crafting a Board of Directors
The Experts:

Andy Freed has more than 20 years of experience working with associations, from small startups to multi-million dollar international organizations. He is executive vice president and COO of Virtual, Inc., an award-winning association management company.
Andy Updegrove has helped launch and represent more than 110 technology associations, including some of the largest and most influential in the world. He is a partner at Gesmer Updegrove LLP, New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses.